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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Feb 15, 2007 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 78 dead

It seems at some point every year I go on a 78 binge. I'd like some of you to point me to some of your favorite 78 shows. Heres some of my favs. I must admit that I have an affinity for april. I know it's extremely inconsistent, but I love the energy and the peaks. Unfortunately, I don't have much from that month.

1-22-78
4-12-78
4-24-78
9-2-78
10-21-78

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

I have to admit that I'm not a huge 78 fan overall,but like all years there's always great things going on at some point. To me they sound kinda slow and sloppy in 78.I do however like the fat sound of Phils bass that year.

To me the highlight of the year is the entire "From Egypt with love" October 78 run. And 7-8-78 gets a lot of hype but I think it is a fine fine show in terms of sound quality and a GREAT Estimate and also Eyes.

And what? No one mentioned 11-20-78? LOTS of space where it's normally not ( the second set STARTS with space ), a second set Jack A Roe,and one of three versions of World to Give.

Also, 4-15-78 gets overshadowed by the next night. Maybe it's not the greatest but I have a fondness because it was one of the first tapes I ever got. Great SBD with a ton of hiss but I didn't care because I could hear that fat bass sound in Bertha>Good Lovin. Also an excellent Candyman.

I'd love to get a copy of the other Red Rocks run but I never see that anyone has the SBD's.

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Poster: gdave Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

I spent most of last year listening to pretty much every show available on the Archive from 78.

Two that I liked that weren't mentioned by anybody else are 6-25 and 12-28.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 15, 2007 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

All great choices...
Just would add 4-16-78 to that mix...one of my top 10 shows of all time.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

07-07-1978, 07-08-1978, 10-17-1978 these 3 belong up there...04-10-1978 and 04-16-1978 have some stellar moments...12-31-1978 is one of the all time great overal shows/ experiences...alot of people like 05-11-1978 (the mushroom show) must it's over-rated in my book...04-22-1978, 12-17-1978 is good too...

your list

1-22-78
4-12-78
4-24-78
9-2-78
10-21-78

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Poster: darkstar1964 Date: Feb 15, 2007 8:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

i have just been and still are ,mining that area. i've just recently torrented the 4/14,16,& 24. dl,ed 1/17,18 as well 4/18 & loyola show 11/17. so far i listened to 4/14,16 sounds great, the 1/18 sounds great, & 11/17 acustic set is excellent.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

78's an excellent year.

2-05-1978 is my all-time favorite...get Dick's Picks 18 for the best sound quality of it. Top 5 Scarlet>fire in my opinion, also best Bertha ever.

09-16-1978
The classic show with the Ollin Arrageed > Fire. It's hard not to like this one, even for Fire-haters.

12-12-1978
This show has an unbelievably emotional Mississippi Half-Step > Franklins. Check it out, try playing the first set with reverb turned on on your music player.

12-30-1978
A great setlist...a high-energy, really smoothly played show that just keeps on bumpin' along...Jack Straw, TLEO, Mama Tried> Mexicali Blues, Stagger Lee, Bertha > Good Lovin with a nice Bobby rap, then a sweet scarlet>fire with good Bobby slide action. An epic St. Stephen marks the high point of set 2.

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Poster: gilamonster58 Date: Feb 15, 2007 10:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

I'm partial to 5/6/78, probably because it was my first show. Some very pretty ballads, incuding Peggy-O. Second set is killer through and through.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

I was going to refresh my memory of 7/8/78 at Red Rocks before recommending it to you. But when I tried to bring it up on the Archive I got this message:

'The item is not available due to issues with the item's content.'

So what's up with that, I wonder. Another one done gone?

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

while 7/7/78 is there, 7/8 is not even listed here >>
http://www.archive.org/browse.php?collection=GratefulDead&field=%2Fmetadata%2Fyear

ahhh, I see you tried thru deadlists, yeah, same messege.
Must be going commercial, hope its a DVD! In the meantime it probably could be reseeded here >>
http://www.shnflac.net/details.php?id=04de54879ed2dda511d8e86fd16b84e9ccac407a

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

Thanks, rasta. Yeah, I had to go via Deadlists because browse by year wasn't working or was at least being very sluggish. The show is available on gdlive so if anyone needs to grab it they can get it from there.

A dvd would be nice though!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

There's video available from that show? 7-8-78 VERY tasty Estimated and Eyes. And possibly the best Werewolves

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Feb 15, 2007 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

my favs:

1/22/78
7/7/78
11/24/78

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 15, 2007 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

Someone asked about overated the other day. I would file 12-31-78 in the underated. There are very few reviews for that show on this site and with the exception of a few 1978 buffs, that gig gets very little mention, or the mention I think it should. That is a mammoth gig. The GD folks got it right when they released that puppy on DVD. Also, those Red rocks gigs really cook. That post space hodgepodge of wharf rat>franklin's, ect is amazing

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 15, 2007 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

I don't know if I'm in left field but to me that show is over rated. Here me out: TOP notch setlist. They threw more than just the kitchen sink in on that one. In terms of performance I just think the performance takes a backseat to the event. To me that's more than ok. The band, especially Jerry, have shit eating grins for most of the show. It is clear to me that they're not only high and loving it but are really celebrating the end of GREAT times at Winterland. The band isn't just performing this show they're all part of the Heart of Gold band, part of the audience part of the party. After watching that video enhanced I got tuned into another level of that show that I love. SO basically as an event and celebration it's one of THE best ever, if not THE best. For performance I do not think it's their most impeccible,transformative, inspirational, or whatever you want to call it but they make up for it in sheer joy.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 15, 2007 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 78 dead

fair enough my friend